Media Relations Staff

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Crystal Aulbur

Director of Strategic Communications


Mary Ann Beahon

Mary Ann Beahon

Director of University Relations


Mary Ann brings nearly 40 years of public relations experience to the job, primarily in higher education. She has served as the director of University Relations since 1998. A graduate of the University of Missouri, she began her career as a newspaper reporter in Rochester, N.Y. Her areas of responsibility include writing, media relations, community relations and special events. She edits and proofs all university publications and serves as editor of The Woods magazine. Active in the community, she is a trustee of the Daniel Boone Regional Library. Her ties to WWU go way back. As an undergraduate at MU, she helped establish the Greek system at William Woods in 1965.

Laura Harcharick

Laura Harcharick

Graphic Design Coordinator


Laura joined the WWU staff in 2012. Her role as graphic design coordinator is to work with the marketing and creative director to produce brochures, newsletters, posters, recruitment and advertising materials, ads and other publications. Laura graduated with a BFA in graphic design from Stephens College. She is originally from Quincy, Ill.